When we started out in 2009, we had only one single client and we two (the co-founders) were the only guys working for him.
With time, client counts increased. We shifted from one room office (you can stick to calling it a room) to a two room set-up. But within few months, the two room appeared unaffordable and a bad decision. We shifted back to a single room (with a heavy heart).
We used to get freelancers working for us, as no one was ready to work for start-ups that don’t even have a proper set-up. Fair enough. We had our share of ups and downs. Everyone around us was watching us. Checking out our patience, our abilities, our madness. We prevailed.
We got some really great tips and advises like ‘go back to a salaried job’. We smiled and thought they just don’t know what it feels like to be an entrepreneur.
From having a Plumber’s number to a company’s President’s contact, an entrepreneur is a chalta-phirta ‘Just Dial’.
Everything from our office space (We now have a decent office in Delhi at a decent location), our creative team to our bill sizes, it showed expansion. Though office space and our team was a visible thing, we always wondered – where actually the cheque amount gets vanished every month.
Sometimes it’s the new computer, new hard disk, bean bags, crockery, furniture or even a new desk space. Our money had million reasons to simply disappear. But eventually, we feel happy.
Happy to keep our team and our clients smiling.
The point is to never fall for the charming designation that we entrepreneurs own.
We are in the end broke. But it never pulls us down. Because after months of chasing and incessant following, when we finally get the cheque, we quickly put all our negative or down-pulling thoughts to an end – to start fresh with more enthu and more passion.
The ‘entrepreneur’ tag, believe me is highly motivating in itself.
Keep striving, keep rocking, and keep exceeding your own limits.